At that moment Francisco Pizarro came onto the scene. A native of Spain, he was sojourning in Panama when he heard of the riches to be found in that far off land.
My Question: How should I construe "riches to be found"?
I analyzed this sentence as:
- He heard of riches that people were to find.
- He heard of riches to be found (by people).
Am I right? Does it a furtive "to+infinitive"? I am wondering what is the difference if we say
He was sojourning in Panama when he heard of the riches being found in that far off land.